Blount County Sheriff James Berrong said today that two Maryville men were arrested and charged with theft of property from a building in connection with construction site thefts.
Chevy Lynn Cupp, 22, Southview Drive, Maryville, was charged with one county of theft of property from a building. He is being held on a $3,500 bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m. December 28.
Jacob Andrew Hamilton, 21, Six Mile Road, Maryville, was charged with two counts of theft of property from a building. He is being held on bonds totaling $4,500 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m. December 28, and 9 a.m. on December 30.
At around 11:45 Tuesday night, a Blount County Sheriff’s deputy observed a Chevy S-10 pick-up truck and a Nissan Frontier pulling a utility trailer loaded with plywood leaving a residence under construction in Heritage Crossing Subdivision on Tuckaleechee Pike. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on both vehicles on Coulter Road. Both Cupp and Hamilton admitted to the deputy that they had stolen the plywood from the residence.
Cupp and Hamilton admitted to Blount County detectives several other thefts from construction sites around the county, including the cities of Maryville and Alcoa. All agencies plan to bring further charges against the two by way of grand jury indictments in the future.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the cases.